Inaugural Voyages, Holland America Line & Alaska, Seabourn & Viking Cruises – All Trendsetters of 2016

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Inaugural Voyages, Holland America Line & Alaska, Seabourn & Viking Cruises – All Trendsetters of 2016

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ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2016) – Which cruise lines are major trendsetters? Let us share with you some of the trends and the lines that we observe making these trends happen in the cruise industry.

The experts at Cruises-N-More discuss the cruise lines and top five trends of 2016, and how they may affect your cruise vacation planning.

  1. Inaugural Voyages Offer a Unique Experience: For those who love to cruise, inaugural cruises rate high on the to-do cruise list. These exclusive voyages often involve champagne christenings, celebrity godmothers and brand-new ship facilities and amenities. There is nothing like sailing on a brand new cruise ship – it can be awesome.
  2. There are numerous new ships coming over the next several years, and the cruise lines are offering the very best rates with additional amenity incentives for those early voyages. If you wish to travel on an inaugural voyage, watch for the day the bookings open. You can also contact us to be put on a wait list, as those cabins sell very quickly. Some of 2016 most highly anticipated new ships include:
  • Holland America Line will debut a new Pinnacle Class ship, ms Koningsdam, in April 2016 (2,660 passengers).
  • Holland America Line will debut a second Pinnacle class ship in November 2016 (2,650 passengers).
  • Seabourn will debut the Seabourn Encore in December 2016 (604 passengers).
  • Viking Ocean Cruises will debut the Viking Sky in March 2017 (930 passengers).
  • Viking Ocean Cruises will debut the Viking Sea in April 2016 (930 passengers).
  1. North America, Emphasis on Alaska: The Perfect Cruise Destination For 2016– For cruisers wishing to take cruise vacations close to home next year, Alaska is very hot right now. (It’s extra important to book now if you want a triple or quad cabin, or the preferred balcony cabin port side southbound and starboard side northbound–the best way to take full advantage of the views.) Holland America Line is leading the way with its Alaska itineraries. They offer 10- to 20-day Yukon and Denali Land + Sea Journeys, 11- to 14-day Denali Land + Sea Journeys and 7- or 14-day Alaska cruises.

Other Hot Destinations to Book Early, as These are Poised to Sell Out for 2016, include the following:

  1. Early Booking Affords Cruisers The Best Deals – The greatest deals are offered when the new itineraries come out. The lines want to have commitments early, thus offering special fares and amenities for early bookers. Some of the lines, particularly the ultra-luxury, have 2017 and 2018 itineraries out and are taking bookings now for those forward years.

Seabourn has recently announced its 2016 Signature Savings Event. This event offers excellent savings, and many value-added amenities on a selection of voyages on the ultra-luxury line’s award-winning fleet throughout 2016 and 2017.

The Signature Savings Event offers a host of significant benefits, including:

  • Reduced deposits
  • Complimentary veranda suite upgrades
  • Additional savings of up to 15 percent on Combination Voyages
  • $1,000 USD per suite shipboard credit for penthouse and premium suites
  • $200 USD per suite shipboard credit on select Europe voyages
  1. The Lines Are Going All-Inclusive –With cruise vacations becoming more popular each year, the lines are outdoing each other with added amenities. From pre- and post-hotel accommodations, butler service, internet, cabins stocked with your favorite drinks, specialty coffees and waters, to shore excursions and airfare, the list continues to grow since consumers like all-inclusive vacations.

As an example, Viking River Cruises includes port charges, Wi-Fi, meals, lectures, activities and shore excursions—as well as hotel accommodations on cruisetour itineraries. Also included:

  • At least one included excursion per port
  • All onboard meals
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service; bottled water and complimentary cappuccino, coffee and tea at the 24-hour hot beverage bar
  • Complimentary onboard Internet service
  • An in-room infotainment system featuring movies on demand, plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic and more
  • Deluxe hotels for overnight stays during cruise tour programs and before or after your cruise

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